Grain free Mocha cake

Grain free chocolate cake is a family favourite. Served with extra thick cream it makes a delicious pudding. Today I thought I would make a mocha version. hope you like it.

 

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Mocha cake –

150g ground almonds

40g cacao powder ( I use BonPom )

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups of dates stones removed , approximately fill a 1 pint jug with dates

1/2 cup  ( 100ml ) of fresh strong coffee – from soaking dates

2 tbsp melted unsalted butter ( or 2 tbsp melted coconut oil )

Method-

pre heat oven 165c

 

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put the halved dates in a pint jug and fill to the top with freshly made coffee

leave for 10 mins

put dates in a blender with 1/2 cup( 100ml ) of the coffee soaking liquid

( keep rest of coffee soaking liquid incase you want to add some more later )

blend to a smooth paste.

put dry ingredients in to a bowl

add beaten eggs and melted butter

add smooth date paste

 

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mix well

pour into a greased lined cake tin

 

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bake for 25- 30 mins at 165 c

cool

remove cake from tin and put on a wire rack

Enjoy with cream or cream alternative.

If you are not avoiding sugar I’m sure this cake would be delicious with chocolate and coffee butter icing

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